Communities across Wirral will come together this weekend for their annual Remembrance Sunday services on 13 November.
The Mayor of Wirral, Councillor Jeff Green, will lead the Civic Service, which starts at 10.55am at the Cenotaph in Hamilton Square, Birkenhead. He will be joined by His Majesty The King’s representative, Deputy Lieutenant Nigel Lanceley, along with other civic dignitaries and representatives from the armed forces, veterans groups, cadets and the emergency services.
The Mayor will then travel to Thornton Hough to join the afternoon parade and service in the village.
The Mayor said, “Every year thousands of people come together at war memorials in towns and villages across Wirral to share a few moments of reflection and show their appreciation for all those who have defended our freedoms and protected our way of life. Those services are only possible thanks to the hard work of the many volunteers who organise and take part in them, so we all owe them our gratitude.
“After attending the service at Grange Hill in West Kirby for around 30 years, this year I have the great honour of laying a wreath on behalf of the people of Wirral at the Civic Service in Hamilton Square. I do hope that as many people as possible will join me in Birkenhead or attend one of the many other services taking place across our borough.”
Remembrance Sunday services in Wirral will take place as follows:
- 10.00am: Bebington – Christ Church, Kings Road followed by a service at the Higher Bebington Royal British Legion at 12 noon.
- 10.00am: Upton – Service at St. Stephen’s Church followed by wreath laying at the war memorial outside the library at 10.45 am
- 10.15am: Bidston – St. Oswald’s Church followed by wreath laying at the war memorial
- 10.15am@ Bromborough – Service at St. Barnabas Church followed by the Act of Remembrance and wreath laying at the war memorial (at 10.55am)
- 10.15am: Wallasey – The Parade will leave from outside the Egremont Ferry Pub for the service at the War Memorial, Magazines Promenade, New Brighton
- 10.30am: Heswall – St. Peter’s Church, Lower Village followed by wreath laying at The Cenotaph at 10.45am
- 10.30 for 10.45am: West Kirby – Grange Hill
- 10.35 for 10.55am: Moreton – The Cenotaph (Corner of Maryland Lane and Pasture Road)
- 10.45am: Port Sunlight – War Memorial followed by a service at Christ Church
- 10.45am: Prenton – War Memorial at junction of Osmaston Road and Prenton Lane
- 10.55am: Birkenhead – The Cenotaph, Hamilton Square
- 2.00pm: Thornton Hough – War Memorial